In the article linked above, Sadhguru briefly touches on the benefits of wearing metal on the ring finger and why this is important to functioning fully in the energetic world and important to remaining balanced as human. He is assured that wearing this ring while meditating or going into samadhi, one will never be imbalanced with energies in the body (and won't accidentally leave it unwittingly). This is quite compelling to me when I think of Doppel and bipolar disorder as a frequent energy disruptor and compounder. I think Doppel has many positive implications for most energetic medical challenges.
I have had mood challenges related to bipolar conditions and depression since 2013. After floating on many elated manias and trudging through many medicated mornings, it is clear to me that bipolar condition symptoms (while not totally natural) are a function of the body's energetic system and is related to external environmental conditions and not always best treated with strong anti-psychotics and mood-stabilizers. Five years I had taken these strong and potentially unsafe drugs to address the branches of my moodiness and not go for the roots. The roots of my moodiness as an early 20's young man is food, stimulants, exercise, hormones, community, relaxation and rest. Instead of guiding me to healthy and productive ventures and worthwhile creative outlets, my traditional psychologist/psychiatrist team was only willing to give me meds and talk through things enough to steer me away from my stimulant habits. I was so medicated up– a bundle of anxiety– that I never even felt comfortable enough with my doctors to really discuss the hang-ups in my mind. The real psychological work was inaccessible to me– feeling so uncomfortable and shamed as I did.
Today I have no psychiatrist and no longer take bipolar medications. I have assembled some functioning health with balance to my energies. But thinking back on my most challenging, nightmarish, supernatural experiences with elated moods or subdued moods, I wonder how much of a great asset Doppel is in the mix. Or the metal ring on the ring finger. When I first pre-ordered Doppel in 2016, it was inciting because of its naturally calming effect. I assumed Doppel's primary market was for bipolar adults like me or the adhd diagnosed– anyone who's concentration functions are strained (from any one of the basic imbalances: food, stimulants, exercise, hormones, community, relaxation and rest). I've considered Doppel to be used as an equalizer or as a measure of sustainability with regards to human energy throughout the day.
I wonder if, seeing the Doppel health gadget wearable gaining in popularity, we can see less manic-depressives stuck in the mental hospital, eager to get thrown a new med– any med– so they can be thrust back into the world as an independent agent who manages themselves without the proper help, coaching or tools to THRIVE. When management of our own energies is outsourced to medications, it is a dire situation that should not be permanent.
My old psychiatrist told me, "bipolar is something you'll be managing for the rest of your life." I don't think he was right and I'm not so convinced that I was diagnosed with it properly... I am 26 years old and, though I am grateful for what I've learned about myself by taking strong mood-stabilizers and anti-psychotic prescription pills for five years, I see that there are far more simplistic measures and strategies that can be allowed, recommended and encouraged for bypassing an emotional breakdown. Managing the external circumstances (triggers and stressors) is a must. Having a routine for rest and relaxation is a must. And just try falling apart with a functioning Doppel roped around your wrist: not possible!
Big love from around and above,
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